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Our philosophy on the best way to keep children healthy and happy is to keep them moving and eating right—and you can help. was uniquely created for kids (ages 9–12) and parents. provides parents with information about healthy living and kids with peer-tested activities to learn more about healthy eating and staying active.

Parents— is your resource for raising a healthy child. Check out our Bright Papers and Frequently Asked Questions to get the facts about children and physical activity, healthy eating and self-esteem. The Parent's Guide provides lots of ideas and tips to get the whole family involved in making healthier food choices, managing portion size, and getting active together. Visit the Recipe Roundup section for lots of kid-pleasing recipes, including a category of "Family-Friendly" recipes that parents and kids can make together.

Kids—On, kids will discover ideas for healthy eating, learn about good nutrition and find fun physical activities to do around the house, outdoors, by themselves or with friends, including games that actually get them up and moving in front of the computer!

Kids and Parents Together— encourages parents and kids to talk to each other. The "Kidnector" is a unique component of the Web site designed to help open the lines of communication between children and parents. This tool invites kids to share their thoughts with their parents, and encourages kids to ask their parents to do the same. So don't be surprised if they get you in on the action!

Although the physical activity and nutrition information on is presented in a fun format tailored for your 9- to 12-year-old children, the information is based on sound scientific recommendations from our partner organizations, our Scientific Advisory Panel and various government organizations.

We hope that becomes a frequent resource to help you and your kids lead happier, healthier lives.